Sabrina Barr

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

My name's Sabrina Barr. I recently graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 2.1 in English & Art History. I'm a film fanatic, a savvy writer and very positive person. As well as the entertainment and publishing industries, I'm also interested in fashion, beauty, art, sports, fitness, social media and current affairs. I'm currently freelancing for We Heart Living and BuzzFeed. I'm looking for a permanent editorial position. Here are links to some of my online profiles: http://weheartliving.com/author/sabrina-barr/ http://www.womensfitness.co.uk/authors/sabrina-barr https://www.buzzfeed.com/sabrinabarr https://twitter.com/fabsab5 https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sabrina-barr-8527b8b1

Skills

 

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Copywriting
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Creative
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Popular Culture

Work history

Currently

Buzzfeed Contributor

Buzzfeed UK

Sep 2016
  • In August 2015, I started to write posts for BuzzFeed as a Community Contributor. I have made posts and quizzes about a variety of topics, including "Friends", "Harry Potter" and "Game of Thrones". Writing these posts gives me the opportunity to create content about anything that I find interesting in a fun and creative way. My most popular post to date is the quiz "We Know Which Christmas Movie You Should Star In", which currently has 319K views. In October 2015, I was approached by BuzzFeed to start writing posts as a BuzzFeed Contributor on a regular basis. I am currently commissioned to write articles relating to love and relationships. The first post that I was commissioned to write was "19 Times “Friends” Gave The Best Goddamn Life Lessons". Here is the link to my BuzzFeed profile: http://www.buzzfeed.com/sabrinabarr

2016

Editorial Intern

Women’s Fitness

Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
  • As an intern at Women's Fitness, I was responsible for uploading and scheduling the content for weheartliving.com and womensfitness.co.uk on a weekly basis, which includes resizing images on Photoshop and extracting copy using InDesign. I schedule the social media posts for the We Heart Living Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts using Sprout Social. I wrote articles for We Heart Living and Women’s Fitness magazine, online and in print, on topics relating to health, fitness and beauty. http://weheartliving.com/author/sabrina-barr/ http://www.womensfitness.co.uk/authors/sabrina-barr Joanna Knight, Editor of Women's Fitness and We Heart Living: “Sabrina worked with the Women’s Fitness and We Heart Living editorial teams for just over 4 months and proved herself to be an invaluable member of the team. During this time she proved what a competent and creative writer she is. She is highly organised – always meeting or beating her deadlines – and she brings enthusiasm to every task. She grasps things quickly and gets the job done efficiently, and with a smile! She also shows great initiative when left to work alone. She’d make a valuable addition to any team.”

2015

Events Intern

Pretty Green

Aug 2015 - Oct 2015
  • During my time as the Events Intern at Pretty Green, I worked on a number of live events, including: the LEGO Imagination Factory, which took place at The Centre MK in Milton Keynes and at Westfield in Shepherds Bush; OnBlackheath music festival, working within the John Lewis members' areas; the John Lewis Gift List at the National Wedding Show; and new store launches for Pandora. The internship required high levels of organisation, diligent research and a can-do attitude, which I was more than happy to provide. I thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone on some very exciting projects and experiencing the fast-paced environment of the Events Team.

2015

Writer

Impact Magazine

Feb 2014 - May 2015
  • While at university, I wrote for the Film & TV department of Impact Magazine, the University of Nottingham's official student magazine. My work has been featured on the Impact Magazine website and in the print issues. It includes short segments reviewing film trailers, film reviews and articles relating to the entertainment industry. Below is a link to my profile on the Impact Magazine website: http://www.impactnottingham.com/?s=sabrina+barr

2014

Work Placement

The Times

Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
  • In December 2014, I undertook work experience in the Arts section of The Times. Work included transcribing interviews, research, proofreading and contributing to editorial articles. It was fantastic to experience what it is like to work at such a renowned publication and it was incredibly exciting to see some of my writing credited in The Times and on the website.

2014

Work Placement

The Times

Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
  • In December 2014, I undertook work experience in the Arts section of The Times. Work included transcribing interviews, research, proofreading and contributing to editorial articles. It was fantastic to experience what it is like to work at such a renowned publication and it was incredibly exciting to see some of my writing credited in The Times and on the website.

2014

Freelance Writer

The Beans Group

Jul 2013 - Dec 2014
  • Following 2 weeks' work experience, I worked as a freelance writer for The Beans Group, writing articles for student website www.studentbeans.com. Below is a link to one of my articles, titled "Harry Potter and the 15 Secret Pieces of Trivia", which garnered over 1000 likes on Facebook. http://www.studentbeans.com/mag/en/news/harry-potter-and-the-15-secret-pieces-of-trivia

2014

May 2014 - Jul 2014
  • I interned for 2 months at Create Advertising, an award-winning agency specialising in audio-visual advertising for the entertainment industry. My role involved high levels of discretion in regard to the projects undertaken by Create, working as a runner, research, use of Final Cut, writing scripts for film and television trailers, shadowing editors and aiding at a publicity shoot.

Education

2015

Art History and English

University of Nottingham

Aug 2012 - Mar 2015

    2012

    Gcses and A-levels

    North London Collegiate School

    Aug 2005 - Jul 2012